New Zealand cricket has decided to retire the former captain Daniel Vettori’s Jersey No.11 in his honor.
New Zealand team is currently in Sri Lanka for their tour of two test matches and three T20s. They have revealed their squad numbers ahead for their first test match and confirmed that Vettori’s number will be retired.
The Black Caps have decided to retire the shirt numbers of players who represent New Zealand in over 200 ODIs.
New Zealand cricket has tweeted announcing the shirt number of players in the test series against Sri Lanka.
The full list of shirt numbers for the #SLvNZ Test squad.
De Grandhomme 77
Watling 47#BACKTHEBLACKCAPS#WTC21 pic.twitter.com/QYtlkaUGSs
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 5, 2019
Daniel Vettori has played 291 ODI’s and picked 297 wickets and 2253 runs before calling off his career after the World Cup 2015.
He is also one of just three players ever to achieve the double of over 300 wickets and over 4000 runs in Tests – he has 362 wickets and 4531 runs.
Daniel likes Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum, Chris Harris, Ross Taylor, Nathan Astle, and Chris Cairns have also played a minimum of 200 ODIs for New Zealand too, but it isn’t yet clear whether the shirt numbers of all of them will be retired too.